What's the new tax bill mean for you?

With a new year comes a new tax season and, this year, a new tax law, which went into effect on January 1. While the tax changes will not affect your 2017 filing, it is advisable to be aware of what is in store for next year. My goal is to be a resource and provide you with information that relates to your real estate holdings/investments. The number of income tax brackets remains the same, but they include lower tax rates. The new tax bill also eliminates or reduces several itemized deductions, including moving expenses except with military households, interest on home equity loans unless used for home improvements, and more. Here are a few important real estate-related results of the new t

Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

Yes, we know your home is great! And yes it may be nicer than your neighbors home but don't overprice your home! You are just setting yourself up to be disappointed. Be realistic. Price your house at fair market value. Review the comps. Tour your competition. Overpricing your home can really cost you and know your competition. Here are five reasons you don't want to overprice your home. Longer days on the market. No one rushes to make an offer on a home that's overpriced so it sits on the market, becomes stale and it takes longer to sell. A home for sale takes on a reputation pretty quickly so don't wear out your welcome on the market. Help others sell their home. If another home in your com

Ready to stage your home for sale?

Thinking about selling your home? Do you have a vacant property? Or do need a refresh? I would be delighted to discuss each of our exceptional services including our staging and design services. It's a fact staged homes sell faster and often for more money. It's a great way to make your home stand out. It can be a factor in the buyer deciding whether or not to tour your home. Staged homes along with professional photos can really make a difference. It can get the buyer in the front door! Staging might be decluttering, fresh paint, adding some accessories and for some it might be furnishing a vacant home. BEFORE AFTER

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